Chaves Wins Epic Giro Queen’s Stage, As Kruijswijk In Pink Jersey

Corvara, Italy, May 21, 2016 (AFP) - Colombian Esteban Chaves snatched victory on an epic 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia Saturday that saw Dutchman Steven Kruijswijk take the pink jersey and favorite Vincenzo Nibali boost his overall victory hopes. Costa Rican Andrey Amador had started the 210km stage from Alpago to Corvara -- considered the race's 'Queen Stage' -- as the new race leader … [Read more...]

Rohan Dennis Wins Tour of California Time Trial With Authority

San Francisco, May 21, 2016 (AFP) - Australia's Rohan Dennis won Friday's sixth stage time trial in the Tour of California while France's Julian Alaphilippe finished eighth to retain his grip on the overall lead. BMC rider Dennis captured the 12.6-mile (20.3km) time trial around the town of Folsom in 24mins 16secs, defeating American Andrew Talansky of Cannondale by 17 seconds with US … [Read more...]

Greipel Thanks Lotto For Third Stage Win, Then Quits Giro d’Italia

Bibione, Italy, May 19, 2016 (AFP) - Germany's Andre Greipel saluted a Lotto team masterclass that delivered him to his third sprint victory of the Giro d'Italia after a flat 182-kilometre 12th stage from Noale to Bibione. "It was amazing to follow the wheels of my teammates today," said Greipel. The Lotto team sprinter, claiming his sixth win overall from the race, held off a late … [Read more...]

Mikel Landa Is Forced To Abandon The Giro d’Italia With Illness

Team Sky’s Mikel Landa has abandoned the Giro d’Italia on Stage 10 after suffering from illness. Landa, who started the day in 8th place overall, fell ill overnight but was able to start today’s 219km stage from Campi Bisenzio to Sestola. However, despite the support of the team, he was quickly distanced by the peloton and the decision was made for him to abandon the race. Landa was … [Read more...]

Roglic Wins The Giro d’Italia TT, As Brambilla Remains In Pink

Greve in Chianti, Italy, May 15, 2016 (AFP) - Slovenian Primoz Roglic claimed victory in the ninth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Sunday, a 40.5km time-trial in the Chianti wine-producing region. Italy's Gianluca Brambilla retained the race leader's pink jersey by just one second after the scenic race against the clock which ended in Greve in Chianti. Austrian Matias Brandle (IAM) … [Read more...]

Brambilla At The Double As Dumoulin Struggles At Giro d’Italia

Arezzo, Italy, May 14, 2016 (AFP) - An audacious solo attack on the tough white chalk roads of the Giro d'Italia eighth stage saw Italian Gianluca Brambilla rewarded with a prestigious win and the race leader's pink jersey Saturday. Etixx team rider Brambilla had been in an earlier escape of 13 riders on the tough, 186 km ride from Foligno to Arezzo. But having earmarked the stage, the … [Read more...]

Greipel Roars Again, As Lotto Scores A Giro Hat Trick

Foligno, Italy, May 13, 2016 (AFP) - Andre Greipel overcame a late challenge by Australian Caleb Ewan to roar to an impressive sprint win on the Giro d'Italia and secure a hat-trick of victories for his Lotto team Friday. Germany's Greipel, known as the 'Gorilla' for his impressive physique, claimed his maiden win on the fifth stage of the 99th edition on Wednesday. It ended compatriot … [Read more...]

Wellens Claims Maiden Giro Stage, Dumoulin Impresses In Pink

Roccaraso, Italy, May 12, 2016 (AFP) - Belgium's Tim Wellens enjoyed a red letter day on the Giro d'Italia on Thursday with his maiden Grand Tour stage win as Tom Dumoulin held onto the leader's pink jersey. The 25-year-old Wellens broke early and powered up the final 18 kilometer climb to Roccaraso to come home alone after the 157km sixth stage. On the 2016 Giro's first gentle taste … [Read more...]

Greipel Roars Loudly At Giro d’Italia Stage 5, Dumoulin Keeps Pink

Benevento, Italy, May 11, 2016 (AFP) - Germany's Andre Greipel powered to victory on the fifth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday, a bunch sprint finish that left Dutchman Tom Dumoulin in the race leader's pink jersey. On the second day back in Italy following three opening stages in Holland, Lotto sprinter Greipel had been looking to redress the balance after seeing compatriot and … [Read more...]

Ulissi Triumphs On Giro, Dumoulin Back In Pink Jersey

Praia a Mare, Italy, May 10, 2016 (AFP) - Italian Diego Ulissi capped a daring solo attack with a stunning victory on the fourth stage of the 99th Giro d'Italia as former race leader Tom Dumoulin reclaimed the pink jersey on Tuesday. In a thrilling finale that saw several riders fail to reel in Italian climbing specialist Ulissi on the 2.5 km-long home straight, Ulissi came over the finish … [Read more...]